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Thursday 24 December 2020

Merry Christmas

 I'm dreaming of a White Christmas always comes to mind when I use this favourite Crafty Individuals image and this morning we woke to a full covering of snow!  Although it has snowed most of the day, I'm not sure it will last as it's quite wet.

I just want to say Thank You to all who have visited here over the years, I really do appreciate it,  and to Wish You a Very Merry and Safe Christmas.

Take care and stay safe,

Avril xx

Friday 18 December 2020

Mid Month at Stamping Sensations


I know, something you don't expect to see here is a cutie card but the current challenge at Stamping Sensations is Anything with Wings - so a good excuse to get ahead and make a card for DD's Goddaughter's birthday, which is New Years Eve.
A very old Lily of the Valley fairy, stamped and coloured with Promarkers and although you can't tell, there's lots of DecoArt Glamour Dust everywhere.  The little flowers are the Tiny tattered florals, again with lots of sparkle.
The rest of the DT have more wonderful inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will find all the challenge details, and don't forget, one lucky random winner could receive this fabulous prize from Craftstash

Thanks for calling, have a great day.
Avril xx

Tuesday 15 December 2020

The current challenge at Try it on Tuesday is Christmas Sparkle and who doesn't like a bit of sparkle at Christmas.
I couldn't resist the new Poinsettia 3D Embossing folder from Tim Holtz as I've seen some fabulous cards using it, but I opted for a fairly simple version - swiping the flat surface of the folder with Speckled egg DI and using linen card.  I used a red and green gilding wax, rubbed with my finger to colour the flowers and leaves and added gold fine glitter to the centre and for some for some extra sparkle, my base lay.er was white glitter card.  A difficult card to photograph with the shine from the waxes and glitter.
You still have another week to enter the challenge and all the details can be found here

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Sunday 13 December 2020

Ready for Christmas

 Relief!  the cards are written and off in the post.  Every year I plan to start making early, but as usual end up doing them all over a couple of weeks.  It's a good job I don't mind batch making.

This is one batch using up some very old papers, some stamping and masking of this vintage Santa and a batch of die cut festive greens.  I didn't plan on adding the pearls, but these ended up being hand delivered, so postage wasn't a problem.

I am going to enter this at Allsorts -  It's Got to Be Christmas
  and another entry for We Love Chocolate Baroque - Anything goes 
  and Country View Challenges - Anything Christmas

Well, now that the Christmas cards are sorted, I'll be able to do some catching up.
Avril xx

Tuesday 8 December 2020

Christmas Sparkle at Try it on Tuesday

 Our last challenge of this year at Try it on Tuesday is Christmas Sparkle, well who doesn't like sparkle at Christmas!

I've used a very old Artistic Outpost stamp from the Snowy Woods set and just added a little colour to Santa's clothes. lots of sparkly glitter card die cuts and an embossed background, very sparkly, but as usual these don't always show in photographs.

The rest of the DT have been very creative in their 'sparkles' to please pop over to the main blog to see and you'll also find all the challenge details.

I am entering this at We Love Chocolate Baroque - Anything Goes
                                 Country View Challenges - Anything Christmas

Full of busy here, but at least the Christmas cards are all done and just need posting.  I've also been making some bits and bobs for the nursery - less than a month to go before 'they' arrive, exciting times ahead.

Have a great day,
Avril xx

Sunday 6 December 2020

Anything With Wings at Stamping Sensations

The new challenge at Stamping Sensations this month is Anything with Wings lots of choice there as long as the main stamping follows the theme.

I needed a male birthday card and decided to do humorous with the Crazy Birds .  My background used the AALL & Create Circled Numbers stamp which was heat embossed in white and then colouring with various watercolours and letting them blend before adding my fussy cut birds,  the sentiment is from an Art Impressions set.

We have a fabulous prize from Craft Stash this month

The rest of the DT have some fabulous inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

Avril xxx